American Airlines took steps to reduce its overall system capacity in September, including at Philadelphia International Airport.
The airline told FOX Business in an email Friday that changes – based on available resources – were made to build an additional barrier into the remainder of its summer schedule and with the goal of moving customers on different flights.
He said that the adjustments to Schedule in October They were implemented last week similar to those implemented in recent months.
The airline said it will continue to offer its customers “the largest network of any US airline this fall” with an average of more than 5,400 peak daily flights.
The Philadelphia Business Journal reported earlier this week that more than 1,800 American Airlines domestic flights were cut from September and October schedules at the Philadelphia Center, citing data from aviation analytics provider Cirium Inc.
The outlet said the reduction in flights at the airport is the largest of any airport nationwide.
The American said that, At Philadelphia International AirportIts announced flights were based on the 2019 flight schedule and not on the “current demand environment”.
It said the average daily flights are consistent with flights over the past months, including 241 daily flights in July, 228 flights in August, 213 flights in September and 224 flights in October.
While schedules are published over 330 days, adjustments have been made more closely at the request of the client.
“Our operating performance from the fourth quarter and the results we had in the first few weeks of July, give us confidence to move forward. But we still aren’t where we need to be. And we have a lot of flight ahead of us,” said Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines, during The company’s recent earnings call, “We are investing in our operations to ensure we achieve our reliability goals and deliver to our customers.” “We are taking proactive steps to build an additional barrier in our schedule for the rest of the year. Like I said a minute ago, we’re sizing up the airline for the resources we have and the operating conditions we’re facing, and we’ll make other changes as needed.”
Customers whose flights may have been changed as a result of these modifications will be contacted directly ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL OPTIONS.
Those whose needs were not met by the changes can request a full refund.